2018/19 San Francisco Bay Area | Tahoe Events | Meetups

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Join us to celebrate SnowPals’ (SP) 20th anniversary of bringing San Francisco Bay Area skiers and snowboarders together to share a common passion for snow sports. Join our events to expand your circle of ski and snowboarding buddies for trips to Tahoe and to other popular snow destinations.

Engage in our fun gatherings; some of which include: (1) pre-season kick-off parties to connect with season pass holders, ski lease organizers and Tahoe rideshare contacts (2) pizza socials (3) beer/wine tastings (4) happy hour meetups and (5) Apres ski ride socials at the ski resort.

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Upcoming Events / Meetups

SF / North Bay | Peninsula | South Bay | East Bay

== NORTH BAY / SF EVENTS ==


SF Ski Season Kickoff

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Join fellow skiers and boarders to kickoff the ski season at Sports Basement! Here’s your chance to shop for snow sports gear and winter attire and to expand your circle of ski and snowboard buddies for Tahoe trips; share expenses and help reduce impact to our environment.

Snacks and drinks will be provided and that’s not all! You’ll score 20% shopping discount on your purchases when you mention “SnowPals” at checkout.

Sports Basement Presidio – Wednesday Nov 28; 7pm – 8:30pm
610 Old Mason St.
San Francisco, CA, 94129
GET DIRECTIONS

SAN FRANCISCO EVENT Host​s​:

(1) Connor S​ – ​”East coast skier turned Californian. I spend most of my time at Kirkwood and, when weather allows, ski touring in the eastern Sierras. Very stoked to help coordinate ride shares to anywhere in the Sierras. I grew up snowboarding, but mostly ski now. Happy to do either with most anyone.”

(2) Marc D ​- ​“I am an aircraft engineer, French, been living in different countries for the past 20 years, in California since 2013. I’m an outdoor person and organise biking and hiking trips during the summer and snowboard most of the winter. I own a cabin in SLT but with my epic pass I also go to Northstar and Kirkwood.
Whenever there is a storm coming, I escape to Tahoe and enjoy the fresh powder. My work schedule is flexible and I can leave anytime and am always seeking for good company.“

(3) Danny T. – “A Bay Area native in financial services who loves to ski and snowboard. My top three hang outs are Dodge Ridge, Sierra at Tahoe, and Boreal. In my spare time I make hard cider, brew beer, BBQ and am currently learning the art of making fine wines.”

RSVP required at Eventbrite – print your free ticket for entry. Please let us know if you can’t make it after you have RSVPed; sign into Eventbrite to change your RSVP so that we can get an accurate count of how many folks to expect so we can order food and drinks accordingly.

Everyone at check-in will get a raffle ticket entry to win event door prizes:

(1) Sports Basement gift cards

(2) $25 gift card towards any purchase of Teton Gravity Research films, apparel or headwear at https://www.tetongravity.com/shop/sale.html

(3) $25 gift card towards your favorite eatery, ie. Steak house, Brewery, wine bar, Mexican, Japanese sushi, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Pizza, Burger, etc – you name it restaurant / eatery of your choice

(4) Snowbomb VIP Pass Lift Ticket Pack which includes 3 Tahoe lift tickets + Buy One, Get One Squaw Alpine lift ticket

(5) Grand Prize: One day ski bus trip from the SF Bay Area to your choice of Tahoe resorts – Huge thanks to Bay Area Ski Bus (currently under-going rebranding to Tahoe Ski Trips) for their donation to our prize pool.

One day ski bus trips include:

+ round- trip transportation
+ a full day’s lift ticket
+ breakfast on the bus
+ free energy drink for the slopes
+ after- ski hot cocoa (wine/beer tastings on selected dates), snacks, and on-bus featured movie entertainment
– optional: add ski/snowboard rental and/or lesson package

SnowPals’ mission is to enable SF Bay Area residents to pool resources to ride share/carpool to Tahoe resorts to reduce impact to our environment. We kick off the ski season with annual Kickoff Parties around the SF Bay Area.

We invite businesses to partner with us to help bring awareness to our ride-sharing offerings, and to encourage people who might otherwise drive separately to use our services to make new friends and to reduce their carbon footprint.

Individually we each can make slight carbon footprint reductions, and together we can make significant reductions that will help preserve our natural environment. Please consider donating and partnering with SnowPals and we can also help your business with its marketing exposure.

For more about our ride-share program, please see:

http://www.snowpals.org/info/tahoe-rideshare/

Join SnowPals to connect with SF Bay Area residents / visitors to Lake Tahoe for ridesharing to Tahoe area ski resorts.

If you’re a business owner and would like to donate prize(s), please contact

We’ll feature your biz in return as our way of expressing our appreciation.

Our prize donors are:

(1) www.sportsbasement.com
(2) www.bayareaskibus.com

Special thanks to our prize donors; please visit our sponsors to check out their products and service offerings.

RSVP for our other Kickoff parties in:

(1) East Bay @ Sports Basement Berkeley – 11/29 7pm – 8:30pm
(2) South Bay @ Sports Basement Sunnyvale – 12/6 7pm – 8:30pm

To learn more about Sports Basement’s offerings, click here.

*New to SnowPals? Join us to expand your circle of ski and ride buddies and Tahoe rideshare contacts for trips to Tahoe and beyond.

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COMPLETED – Happy Hour Drinks @ MarketBar SF

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Join us for happy hour drinks to connect with skiers and boarders for trips to Tahoe and to other snow destinations such as Colorado, Utah, British Columbia, etc. (especially appealing for those who are multi resort season pass holders such as IKON Pass, EPIC Pass, Mountain Collective Pass)

When: Wednesday November 14, 2018 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: MarkerBar at One Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111

Event fee: Free! Buy your own ​drinks, eats. View happy hour menu.

Host: Eric S.

RSVP by submitting the form below to give us an idea of how many folks to expect and to connect with Eric, our event social coordinator. Look for our email reminder before the event for details on the exact gathering spot and for Eric’s contact number in case you need to contact us.

RSVP for MarketBar SF Meetup

Submit the above form to RSVP; we’ll send you an email reminder before the event. ~ New to SnowPals? Join us to expand your circle of ski and ride buddies.

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== PENINSULA EVENTS ==

You’re invited: POW SEASON KICK-OFF PARTY

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Join fellow skiers and boarders to kickoff the ski season at Sports Basement! Here’s your chance to shop for snow sports gear, winter attire and to expand your circle of ski and snowboard buddies for Tahoe trips; share expenses and help reduce impact to our environment.

Driving to / from Tahoe resorts with mostly empty seats? Join us to rideshare and meet some new friends in the process.

Snacks and drinks will be provided and that’s not all! You’ll score 20% shopping discount on your purchases when you mention “SnowPals” at checkout.

Event Hosts:

Pete – “I’ve been an avid skier and snowboarder most of my life … yes since parachute pants were en vogue. Spent a couple winters working at Kirkwood. Got a Squaw-Alpine pass this year. Also bike (mountain and road), play sports, and some nerdy stuff too. Love being outdoors, mountains, beaches, wherever.. Perfect weekend includes good snow, good friends, home cooking (love to cook), and general silliness.”

Tim ~ “SnowPals’ founding member; when Tim isn’t managing the inner workings of Snowpals he works as an accredited fitness professional and an outdoors adventure guide. Tim is best known for his Mad-Summer-of-Trails where he led twelve consecutive Yosemite Half-Dome summit hikes, half of them in the moonlight. You’d likely meet him skiing & riding at Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Heavenly and Kirkwood. Find him on Twitter @SnowPalsDotOrg

RSVP required at our EventBrite invite page– print your free ticket for entry / show your ticket on your smartphone.

Important: PLEASE LET US KNOW if you can’t make it after you have RSVPed; sign into Eventbrite to change your RSVP so that we can get an accurate count of how many folks to expect so we can order food and drinks accordingly. Behind the scenes, we work tremendously hard to put together events so we ask that you consider this a formal invite and be considerate by giving us a heads up if your plans have changed.

Everyone at check-in will get a raffle ticket entry to win event door prizes:

(1) Sports Basement gift cards with a swag bag of goodies. Read more about Sports Basement newest store location in Redwood City: their 10th store and the largest at 88,000 square feet of space.

(2) Grand Prize: One day ski bus trip (a $179 value) from the SF Bay Area to Tahoe resorts – special thanks to Bay Area Ski Bus (currently under-going rebranding to Tahoe Ski Trips) for their donation to our prize pool.

One day ski bus trips include:

+ round- trip transportation
+ a full day’s lift ticket
+ breakfast on the bus
+ free energy drink for the slopes
+ after- ski hot cocoa (wine/beer tastings on selected dates), snacks, and on-bus featured movie entertainment
– optional: add ski/snowboard rental and/or lesson package

(3) When we received more prize donations, we’ll add them here.

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SnowPals’ mission is to enable SF Bay Area residents to pool resources to ride share/carpool to Tahoe resorts to reduce impact to our environment. We kick off the ski season with annual Kickoff Parties around the SF Bay Area.

We invite businesses to partner with us to help bring awareness to our ride-sharing offerings, and to encourage people who might otherwise drive solo to use our ride-sharing network to make new friends and to reduce their carbon footprint.

Individually we each can make slight carbon footprint reductions, however, together we can make significant reductions that will help preserve our natural environment. Please consider donating and partnering with SnowPals and we can also help to increase your business’s visibility.

For more about our ride-share program, please see:

http://www.snowpals.org/info/tahoe-rideshare/

If you’re a business owner and would like to donate prize(s), please contact:

tim [at] snowpals dot org

We’ll feature your biz in return as our way of expressing our appreciation.

Our prize donors are:

Our prize donors are:

(1) www.sportsbasement.com
(2) www.bayareaskibus.com

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== SOUTH BAY EVENTS ==

South Bay Ski Season Kickoff

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Join fellow skiers and boarders to kickoff the ski season at Sports Basement! Here’s your chance to shop for snow sports gear and winter attire and to expand your circle of ski and snowboard buddies for Tahoe trips; share expenses and help reduce impact to our environment.

Snacks and drinks will be provided and that’s not all! You’ll score 20% shopping discount on your purchases when you mention “SnowPals” at checkout.

Sports Basement Sunnyvale on Thursday Dec 6; 7pm – 8:30pm

1177 Kern Ave
Sunnyvale CA, 94085
GET DIRECTIONS

Event Hosts:

1) Jesse G. – “Bay Area native (based out of South San Jose) living the outdoor life as much as possible! My enjoyment is in snowboarding because it allows me to have absence of self; living in the moment, and living for panoramic views of mountain summits. I’m looking to buy a season pass since I plan to go riding often so I’m definitely into ride-sharing and meeting new people.”

2) Tim P – “SnowPals’ founding member; when Tim isn’t managing the inner workings of Snowpals he works as an accredited fitness professional and an outdoors adventure guide. Tim is best known for his Mad-Summer-of-Trails where he led twelve consecutive Yosemite Half-Dome summit hikes, half of them in the moonlight. You’d likely meet him skiing & riding at Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Heavenly and Kirkwood. Find him on Twitter at @SnowPalsDotOrg

RSVP required at Eventbrite – print your free ticket for entry. Please let us know if you can’t make it after you have RSVPed; sign into Eventbrite to change your RSVP so that we can get an accurate count of how many folks to expect so we can order food and drinks accordingly.

Everyone at check-in will get a raffle ticket entry to win event door prizes:

(1) Sports Basement gift cards

(2) Grand Prize: One day ski bus trip from the SF Bay Area to your choice of Tahoe resorts – Huge thanks to Bay Area Ski Bus (currently under-going rebranding to Tahoe Ski Trips) for their donation to our prize pool.

One day ski bus trips include:

+ round- trip transportation
+ a full day’s lift ticket
+ breakfast on the bus
+ free energy drink for the slopes
+ after- ski hot cocoa (wine/beer tastings on selected dates), snacks, and on-bus featured movie entertainment
– optional: add ski/snowboard rental and/or lesson package

SnowPals’ mission is to enable SF Bay Area residents to pool resources to ride share/carpool to Tahoe resorts to reduce impact to our environment. We kick off the ski season with annual Kickoff Parties around the SF Bay Area.

We invite businesses to partner with us to help bring awareness to our ride-sharing offerings, and to encourage people who might otherwise drive separately to use our services to make new friends and to reduce their carbon footprint.

Individually we each can make slight carbon footprint reductions, and together we can make significant reductions that will help preserve our natural environment. Please consider donating and partnering with SnowPals and we can also help your business with its marketing exposure.

For more about our ride-share program, please see:

http://www.snowpals.org/info/tahoe-rideshare/

Join SnowPals to connect with SF Bay Area residents / visitors to Lake Tahoe for ridesharing to Tahoe area ski resorts.

If you’re a business owner and would like to donate prize(s), please contact

We’ll feature your biz in return as our way of expressing our appreciation.

Our prize donors are:

(1) www.sportsbasement.com
(2) www.bayareaskibus.com

Special thanks to our prize donors; please visit our sponsors to check out their products and service offerings.

RSVP for our other Kickoff parties in:

(1) SF @ Sports Basement Presidio – 11/28 7pm – 8:30pm
(2) East Bay @ Sports Basement Berkeley – 11/29 7pm – 8:30pm

To learn more about Sports Basement’s offerings, click here.

*New to SnowPals? Join us to expand your circle of ski and ride buddies and Tahoe rideshare contacts for trips to Tahoe and beyond.

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== COMPLETED ==

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Ski & Snowboard Preseason Happy Hour – join us in Campbell, CA in the South Bay for happy hour drinks and sushi and to connect with skiers and boarders for carpooling / ridesharing to Tahoe resorts and to other snow destinations such as Colorado, Utah, British Columbia, etc. (especially appealing for those who are multi resort season pass holders, ie. IKON Pass, EPIC Pass, Mountain Collective Pass).

When: Saturday November 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Where: Sushi Confidential 247 E. Campbell Ave. Campbell, CA 95008 (In Downtown Campbell)

$10 per person includes one happy hour drink ticket (your choice of draft beer, house cocktail, wine, sake bomb drink or soda – must redeemed your happy hour drink ticket before 6 PM at Sushi Confidential).

Event tickets by advance purchase only; reserved seatingtickets will not be sold at the door. Tickets are transferable to another person but nonrefundable. Deadline to buy tickets is Saturday Nov 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time).

Once you have completed your event ticket payment, print your receipt and bring it to check-in with Tim to pick up your happy hour drink ticket(s). We’ll send you an email reminder before the event.

Host: Tim. Questions? Contact

Buy event tickets at Eventbrite.

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Optional Film Screening @ 7:30 PM

After our happy hour get together, some folks plan to watch the film screening of Face of Winter which will be shown at 7:30 PM at the CAMPBELL HERITAGE THEATRE in CAMPBELL, CA.

Get the following swag with the film screening of Face of Winter film ticket in Campbell, CA:

(1) Free 2-FOR-1 WEEKDAY LIFT TICKET TO SQUAW VALLEY / ALPINE MEADOWS
(2) 20% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE AT SPORTS BASEMENT
(3) Mt. Shasta Ski Park Resort free lift ticket with extended night skiing/riding hours 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM
(4) JACKSON HOLE MOUNTAIN RESORT: BUY-ONE-GET-ONE-FREE LIFT TICKET
(5) BUY-ONE-GET-ONE-FREE (BOGO) LIFT TICKET TO ANGEL FIRE RESORT in New Mexico

If you’d like to watch the film, buy tickets at Eventbrite.

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== EAST BAY EVENTS ==

East Bay Ski Season Kickoff

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Join fellow skiers and boarders to kickoff the ski season at Sports Basement! Here’s your chance to shop for snow sports gear and winter attire and to expand your circle of ski and snowboard buddies for Tahoe trips; share expenses and help reduce impact to our environment.

Snacks and drinks will be provided and that’s not all! You’ll score 20% shopping discount on your purchases when you mention “SnowPals” at checkout.

Sports Basement Berkeley on Thursday Nov 29; 7pm – 8:30pm

2727 Milvia St
Berkeley, CA, 94703
GET DIRECTIONS

Host: Meg R. –

“I am a paramedic, I divide my time between Napa & Berkeley when it’s not snowing. When it is snowing, I try to be at my ski lease at Heavenly as much as possible. This will be my 4th year snowboarding. I have an Epic pass, and I’m usually riding Heavenly, since I can walk to the Stagecoach lodge, but I like to get to Kirkwood and Northstar whenever I can!”

RSVP required at Eventbrite – print your free ticket for entry. Please let us know if you can’t make it after you have RSVPed; sign into Eventbrite to change your RSVP so that we can get an accurate count of how many folks to expect so we can order food and drinks accordingly.

Everyone at check-in will get a raffle ticket entry to win event door prizes:

(1) Sports Basement gift cards

(2) Snowbomb VIP Pass Lift Ticket Pack which includes 3 Tahoe lift tickets + Buy One, Get One Squaw Alpine lift ticket

(3) Grand Prize: One day ski bus trip from the SF Bay Area to your choice of Tahoe resorts – Huge thanks to Bay Area Ski Bus (currently under-going rebranding to Tahoe Ski Trips) for their donation to our prize pool.

One day ski bus trips include:

+ round- trip transportation
+ a full day’s lift ticket
+ breakfast on the bus
+ free energy drink for the slopes
+ after- ski hot cocoa (wine/beer tastings on selected dates), snacks, and on-bus featured movie entertainment
– optional: add ski/snowboard rental and/or lesson package

SnowPals’ mission is to enable SF Bay Area residents to pool resources to ride share/carpool to Tahoe resorts to reduce impact to our environment. We kick off the ski season with annual Kickoff Parties around the SF Bay Area.

We invite businesses to partner with us to help bring awareness to our ride-sharing offerings, and to encourage people who might otherwise drive separately to use our services to make new friends and to reduce their carbon footprint.

Individually we each can make slight carbon footprint reductions, and together we can make significant reductions that will help preserve our natural environment. Please consider donating and partnering with SnowPals and we can also help your business with its marketing exposure.

For more about our ride-share program, please see:

http://www.snowpals.org/info/tahoe-rideshare/

Join SnowPals to connect with SF Bay Area residents / visitors to Lake Tahoe for ridesharing to Tahoe area ski resorts.

If you’re a business owner and would like to donate prize(s), please contact

We’ll feature your biz in return as our way of expressing our appreciation.

Our prize donors are:

(1) www.sportsbasement.com
(2) www.bayareaskibus.com

Special thanks to our prize donors; please visit our sponsors to check out their products and service offerings.

RSVP for our other Kickoff parties in:

(1) SF @ Sports Basement Presidio – 11/28 7pm – 8:30pm
(2) South Bay @ Sports Basement Sunnyvale – 12/6 7pm – 8:30pm

To learn more about Sports Basement’s offerings, click here.

*New to SnowPals? Join us to expand your circle of ski and ride buddies and Tahoe rideshare contacts for trips to Tahoe and beyond.

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Interested in helping out? Help out and get perks

if you’d like to help host (a great way to meet like minded folks) or co-host a casual fun mixer in your area. SnowPals’ events present fun opportunities to expand your circle of friends and activity partners. Event host gets perks such as a comped event ticket, drinks.eats, and or gift certs for their commitment to helping us create stellar events. For example, a popular yearly recurring event is our annual ski/ride movie screening meet up (movie screenings in the works).
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Off-season featured events: while we wait for the snow season to begin, join us...

+ FRIDAY September 15, 2017, Knobby Tread Dirt Prom Event at REI Saratoga

Friday, September 15, 2017
FROM 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saratoga REI; Group size: 400
EVENT COST: Free; 279 spots left as of 9/12/17. Register.

WHERE: Saratoga REI, 400 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose, CA 95130

Corsage? Check. Limo? Check. Padded shorts and tuxedo t-shirt? Check. The REI Knobby Tread Dirt Prom is on, so dig out your best prom and bike attire to help us celebrate dirt! Let’s raise a glass for single tracks and fat tires. Get stoked on the free beer from Strike brewery, music, mini-fat-bike races, games, giveaways, and a chance to be part of the greatest prom ever. We will crown the Prom King and Queen at the end of the night based on winners of the mini-fat-bike races.

Join us for a fun night of delicious beer, tasty food and vendor giveaways. Let’s raise a glass for single tracks and fat tires!

Event festivities include:
• Mini Fat Bike time trials complete with winners crowned as prom king and queen at the end of the night.
• Local beer for sale from our friends at Strike Brewery
• Win prizes for best dressed Prom-themed bike outfits, most likely to succeed, and class clown.
• Snap a prom photo at a photo booth.
• AND Dance to live music

Check out a recap of what the event was like from REI in Colorado.

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Fun Lake Tahoe Events

Got fun and laughter? Enjoy some Spring fun and laughter at SQUAW VALLEY | PAIN MCSHLONKEY

Mark your calendar for March 18, Squaw Valley celebrates the legendary (and hilarious) late Shane McConkey with the 7th annual Pain McShlonkey. Dress up in your most outrageous retro ski wear and get ready to enjoy a full day of laughs, camaraderie, and memories. Festivities include the Extreme Small Mountain Invitational and a downhill race, where pros and amateurs battle it out on snow blades for the highly coveted Golden Saucer trophy plus G.N.A.R. points, a.k.a. ultimate bragging rights. Apres ski/ride, continue partying to 2am at the Shane McConkey Legacy Gala.

Ski Bus Trip Discounts

Want to sleep and let a professional driver take you to Tahoe resorts? Book a discount SF Bay Area to Tahoe ski bus trip: one day and overnight bus trips. Enjoy a full day of skiing or riding; sleep on the way to Tahoe and watch movies on the return.

Deals

+ For last minute lift ticket deals, browse discounts at:

+ Looking to buy gear, skis, snowboard or snow sports clothing? REI is having their REI’s Winter Sale.

Save up to 50% on Cold Weather Clothing and Footwear. Plus Save 50% off or more at REI Garage! Shop early for the best selection. Free U.S. Standard Shipping on all Skis and Snowboards. Earn a $100 REI Gift Card when you apply for a REI Mastercard. Browse clearance sale items.

Tahoe Weather Forecast

Check to see when the next snow storm is in the forecast. Browse traffic and road webcams. Check Caltrans live feed.

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